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1970 MGB MkII, CA “Blue Plate”, 71k Miles, Same Owner 28 Years!

$24,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a fabulous motorcar!  Being owned by a car collector in Southern California for the past 28 years, this is nearly rust and accident free.  Mechanically this motorcar is well sorted and is terrific to drive.  Everything works as it should and is ready to enjoy as is or it can be cosmetically improved for show.

1970 was an important year.  It was one of the last chrome bumper MG’s available with wire wheels and no smog equipment issues as in later years.   These models will continue to increase in value over the years.

Tom and Pat bought this MGB in 1983 and proceeded to have it repainted in the original British Racing Green (the last few photos in the gallery are the car when purchased in 1983). The present blue California license plate was issued to the car when they bought it in 1983 and has been on the car since.  The “Blue Plates” are increasingly being recognized worldwide as a certification for being rust free.

The interior is all original in black and they replaced the top while having it repainted in 1983.  The present condition is nice, certainly not a concours winner but great for daily use or weekend shows!  It is complete with a luggage rack, passenger side mirror and a shop manual.

It has been used very little.  The top has rarely been down for the past three decades.  It has been well cared for and maintained as it was part of a significant collection of very fine motorcars, including Lincoln and Packard.  It has been maintained by a reputable restoration shop for nearly 15 years and most recently the head was replaced and the car was fully serviced.  The brakes, cooling system and drivetrain are superb.

The chrome is fabulous and there is no sign of any accidents and this is about as rust free as you’ll find an MGB!  Look at the photo gallery for the pictures of the floorboard and truck, just like new.

Included in the sale are the original tools and car cover.  The MG has signs of needing front shocks and the Michelin radials appear to be about 30 years old.  Otherwise she is just terrific as-is!

For questions please call Harry at 602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1970 MGB MkII, CA “Blue Plate”, 71k Miles, Same Owner 28 Years!

$24,800

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1970 MGB MkII, CA “Blue Plate”, 71k Miles, Same Owner 28 Years!
1970 MGB MkII, CA “Blue Plate”, 71k Miles, Same Owner 28 Years!

$24,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 19

MG MGB

Interesting Fact: The MGB succeeded the MGA, both of which were produced by MG, in 1962. Production continued on this model until 1980, which ended with over 523,000 cars being manufactured. Assembly on the MGB occurred in multiple areas, but originally began in Abingdon, England before eventually moving to Australia. The car itself is a…
Interesting Fact: The MGB succeeded the MGA, both of which were produced by MG, in 1962. Production continued on this model until 1980, which ended with over 523,000 cars being manufactured. Assembly on the MGB occurred in multiple areas, but originally began in Abingdon, England before eventually moving to Australia. The car itself is a powerful beast, with a 0 to 60 acceleration time of around 11 seconds with a power output of 95 horsepower; both respectable numbers for the time period. Crumple zones were first introduced on the MGB, a game-changer for the automobile industry, when a driver was killed in a collision with a taxi. This event led to the development of safety standards for the auto industry as a whole. There is a four-cylinder and eight-cylinder option for the MGB, but both are known for providing a fantastic driving experience. Car collectors and enthusiasts alike still try to get their hands on this model!

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